• Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his study, circa 1875.

    Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Event Details

  • 02/05/2013

    Location: First Parish in Cambridge, Massachusetts Avenue at Church Street Time: 7:00 PM Fee Information: Free

Biographer Christoph Irmscherexamines the life of this controversial figure in its Victorian cultural context.  A world-renowned scientist, credited with bringing the modern study of science to American universities, Agassiz's career placed him in the thick of scientific and cultural debates on evolution and race that continue to affect American science, education, and social policy today.  What can we learn from this 19th century life?

 

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